Friday, May 27, 2016

When to take portraits...

Lots of people are always asking me "when's the best time to take .... portraits?" Well, these were taken in February. It's really hard to find a bad time to take pictures in Louisiana. There's always something green around. But, in June/July/August, it's mighty hot, so we have to aim for late, late evening or very early morning for the portraits. In the winter, it gets dark earlier, so we have to aim for early afternoon or morning. Even in winter and hot summer, there are flowers blooming all around.
For most portraits, though, you do want to have them taken at LEAST 2 months before when you want prints in your hands. It can take up to 30 days to get the proofs ready, depending on season. Then you have to pick the ones you want, and then canvases take up to 2-3 weeks to come in, prints, up to 7 business days. So, that time adds up quickly.

Maggie's bridal portraits are a good example. We went out on an afternoon in February for a girls-only day and had a good time wandering around and taking some gorgeous pictures. Maggie is quite a bit taller than me so I was on my tiptoes a lot!
It was comfortable weather and we really enjoyed the afternoon. 


This one was neat.

These were all top secret, exclusive Tara Marie Photography locations, by the way. :)

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